Mass Legal Services
This guide provides information to certifying agencies about the new law, M.G.L. 258F Certification for Victims of Violent Crime and Human Trafficking, which went into effect on July 1, 2021. The law provides victims of violent crime and human trafficking equal access to justice throughout the Commonwealth and establishes transparent and consistent processes for victims seeking certifications from law enforcement agencies.
Alexandra Bonazoli, Julie Dahlstrom, Emily Leung, Sarah Leidel, Jennifer Ollington, Ashleigh Pelto & Jamie Sabino,
A Guide for Certifying Agencies: MGL 258F Certification for Victims of Violent Crime and Human Trafficking
Available at: https://scholarship.law.bu.edu/faculty_scholarship/2524